International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


November 25th marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime.  I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets.  […]

Update on Air Canada Altitude Loyalty Program

Air Canada

Air Canada has made changes to its Air Canada Altitude loyalty program that will take effect in 2015. In order to qualify for Altitude status in 2016, Prestige status is attained through accruing 25,000 qualifying miles (AQM).   As their name implies, 35K Elite status, 50K Elite statues, and 75K Elite status require the number of […]

Noise-Isolating vs. Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Your Next Trip

Reclining Seats

Finding the right fit can make all the difference in a set of headphones. Investing in a great set can result in the difference between a relaxing trip and overwhelming demand for your aural attention. Just Google “headphones” and you’ll find reams of information with options that might rival the diversity of choosing a style […]

Business Etiquette and the Thank You Note


I still feel the weight of guilt from “thank you” cards that I intended to write, but never committed to paper. Far more pleasing than an email, a note is a sincere form of thanks in a busy world. On Sunday, November 2nd, at the Toronto Reference Library, Scriptus 2014, Toronto’s Pen & Writing Show […]